Amazon Polly

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Amazon Polly
Initial releaseNovember 29, 2016
Available in29 languages
TypeSpeech synthesis

Amazon Polly is a cloud service by Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of, that converts text into spoken audio.[1][2][3] It allows developers to create speech-enabled applications and products.[4] It was launched in November 2016[5][6][7] and now includes 60 voices across 29 languages,[8][9] some of which are Neural Text-to-Speech voices of higher quality. Users include Duolingo, a language education platform.[10]

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  2. ^ "Amazon Polly". TechTarget. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ Perez, Sarah (February 8, 2018). "Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts". TechCrunch.
  4. ^ Alawadhi, Neha (August 29, 2018). "AWS announces addition of Hindi language support for Amazon Polly".
  5. ^ "AWS makes Amazon Polly talk in Hindi in addition to Indian English". Digit. August 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Amazon announces three new AI services called Lex, Polly and recognition for AWS". December 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (November 30, 2016). "Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers". TechCrunch.
  8. ^ "Amazon Polly Adds Arabic Language Support". Archived from the original on 2019-04-29.
  9. ^ "Languages Supported by Amazon Polly - Amazon Polly". Retrieved 2019-09-06.
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